WHY DO WE EAT THE SAME IF WE ARE ALL DIFFERENT?
What does the MyDiet test analyze?
The MyDiet test analyzes 19 genetic markers that affect 15 genes involved in:
- Metabolism of macronutrients
- Regulation of appetite
- Regulation of sleep
- Impact of exercise
- Propensity to addiction and greed
- Risk of obesity
- Metabolic function
- Cardiovascular function
- Antioxidant activity
- Inflammatory response
Changes in these physiological functions has a direct influence on:
- Susceptibility to gaining weight
- Difficulty in losing weight
- Ability to burn fat during exercise
- Risk of disease
Who is MyDiet for?
MyDiet is recommended to all those people who wish to lose weight effectively and healthily as well as anyone wishing to optimise their nutrigenetic profile through lifestyle changes. The genetic profile of each individual does not change throughout life and the test can be done by anyone at any age. It is recommended that the evaluation and interpretation of the results be carried out by a specialist since there are physiological conditions (childhood, old age, pregnancy) and diseases that should be considered and integrated into a personalized assessment.
MyDiet is a diagnostic tool that allows nutritionists to understand the genetic predisposition of each person providing a more precise and effective personalized nutritional plan.
In addition, MyDiet helps define the optimal exercise plan for each individual as a complement to their nutritional plan, while also empowering the person to make educated lifestyle changes.
What is nutrigenetics?
Nutrigenetics is a branch of science that aims to discover how people respond to nutrients depending on their genetic variation. Not every person’s body will react in the same way to the different nutrients in their diet. Due to the differences in people’s DNA, the absorption, transportation and metabolization of nutrients vary from one person to the next.
As an example, through nutrigenetics we can know why two individuals who consume the same quantity of a given foods will have different resulting cholesterol and blood pressure levels.
KNOW YOUR GENES, GET YOUR HEALTHY WEIGHT
Obesity and overweight
Obesity is, along with cancer, the main global epidemic wordwide, 350 million people are considered obese people, and 1.1 billion overweight. In most cases this is a preventable pathological condition caused by the excessive accumulation of body fat that leads to 2.8 million deaths per year, due to associated risk factors such as cardiovascular, inflammatory diseases, diabetes, stroke and cancer.
Why are genetics important in managing weight?
Although there are diseases such as monogenic obesity caused by genetic alteration in a specific gene, in a majority of cases weight problems are caused by a combination of lifestyle choices (processed foods, sedentary routine) and genetic variability (different responses to nutrition and exercise). The result is that the same diet and physical activity can produce very different effects on different people.
Some people remain thin without ever exercising, while others struggle to lose weight despite being constantly on a diet. Genetics and environment are extremely important factors in deciding how each person should approach weight management.
Introducing the Overgenes Mydiet test
- A genetic test that determines the nutrigenetic profile of an individual to develop a personalized nutritional plan.
- Mydiet is a non invasive test. The extraction of the DNA is obtained by buccal swab, completely painless and suitable for anyone.
- Mydiet only needs to be performed once as genetics do not change over a lifetime.
- Mydiet analizes nutrigenetic markers to allow the scientifically-based implementation of a personalized dietary and exercise plan.
- Innovative technology that offer higher robustness and accuracy in the analysis.
- Results of the Mydiet test are made available within 20 days.